1) Have you passed all of your courses with a B or above?
WARNING: You are only allowed one B- during your graduate studies. If you have other grades with a B- or below in a course required for this program, you may repeat the same course with permission of the program coordinator only one time. Receiving a B- or below automatically calls for the program coordinator to review the student's performance and may be grounds for a recommendation for academic probation or dismissal by the Graduate School dean.
2) Is your cumulative GPA 3.0 or above?
WARNING: You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate. An average GPA of 3.0 is required as evidence of satisfactory work. A GPA below 3.0 is considered to be below the acceptable level of performance and automatically calls for the program coordinator to review your performance and may be grounds for a recommendation for academic probation or dismissal by the Graduate School dean.
3) Have you applied for graduation?
WARNING: Deadline is first week of December for December, the following May or August graduation. Click here for instructions on how to complete the form. If you do not complete this form, you will not receive your diploma from the university!
4) Have only 1 or 2 courses to take during the summer? Want to apply for early graduation?
This is called a "Petition to March". You will need to have less than 6 credits remaining in your final summer in order to march early in the May commencement. By marching early, you forfeit your ability to qualify for University gold honors stole and medallion as well as MASLED program awards because your final, cumulative GPA will not be available until after the summer ends. For more details, check this link.
5) Want to be a part of Gallaudet Commencement the following year?
Now the itty bitty gritty details such as how to order your lovely cap and gown as well as your commencement tickets to distribute to family and friends, location, schedule and details, how to watch graduation online and... yes, graduating students can stay on campus for free from Wednesday through Saturday during commencement. For more details, check out this link.